28 kilometres from Adelaide

Some visitors stop here just for the popular bakery but this picturesque village in a deep valley rewards a longer stay. It began as an Onkaparinga River fording point, connecting Adelaide travellers with McLaren Vale, Meadows and Strathalbyn, and its historic architecture dates from the mid 1880s.

Surrounding hills contain remnants of old orchards and vineyards, while its General Store is reputed to be the oldest in South Australia still operating in its original building. 

The Riverbend Reserve on the banks of the Onkaparinga River is a haven for weary travellers and a much-loved picnic spot, with barbeque, tennis and netball courts and play areas for the kids.

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Many of the town's original stone buildings have been gradually restored over the last few decades.


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